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Art. 1003.  Admissibility of duplicates

A duplicate is admissible to the same extent as an original unless:

(1)  A genuine question is raised as to the authenticity of the original;

(2)  In the circumstances it would be unfair to admit the duplicate in lieu of the original; or

(3) The original is a testament offered for probate, a contract on which the claim or defense is based, or is otherwise closely related to a controlling issue.

Acts 1988, No. 515, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1989; Acts 2001, No. 941, §1; Acts 2003, No. 1135, §1, eff. July 1, 2003.

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